What do you do to control restless legs syndrome?

There are several. Medications available that can help with restless leg syndrome. Why not talk to your family doctor about this? We are here to help.

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Help, what type of exercises can I do to control my restless legs syndrome?

Try these. Http://inhealth. Cnn. Com/topic/restless-legs-syndrome/exercises-for-rls/.
See below. Treatment of restless legs syndrome (rls) focuses on medications and treating the underlying medical issue, if present. But, if you can, gentle stretching exercises involving the feet and calves may help.

Waiting for a knee reconstruction and I have restless leg syndrome how can I help control it. Its keeping me me awake at night?

See below. If you truly have RLS (determined clinically), medications (such as dopaminergics) can help control it. Avoid caffeine at night. You can alleviate some of the discomfort with gentle leg stretching exercises. Try to regularize your sleep time. A sleep medicine specialist can evaluate you for rls. Hope this helps!

Please explain what exercises can a person with restless leg syndrome do to control it?

Try these. Http://inhealth. Cnn. Com/topic/restless-legs-syndrome/exercises-for-rls/ this is a reasonable website with a variety of exercises that may help.
See below. Treatment of restless legs syndrome (rls) focuses on medications and treating the underlying medical issue, if present. But, if you can, gentle stretching exercises involving the feet and calves may help. Please see your sleep medicine specialist to help manage it.

How can you avoid restless leg syndrome?

Avoid triggers. If you have rls, avoid triggers both medically and medications. Avoid stimulants (nicotine, caffeine, etc) and if you have medical condition that makes it worse - treat it (i.e. Iron deficiency, thyroid problems, vit b/folate deficiencies).
Not so easy. Rls is acquired by many, and can be associated with anemias, kidney disease, peripheral nerve problems, multiple sclerosis, and iron metabolism issues (ferritin). If it does occur, medication is available and works very well, especially, the Neupro (rotigotine) patch.

Best way to treat restless leg syndrome?

Medications. Requip (ropinirole) and Mirapex are fda approved for the treatment of rls. Non-prescription therapies include iron/vitamin c, vitamin b12, and folate (if indicated). Must evaluate for factors that can worsen RLS as well (e.g. Some medications and poor sleep habits). Consider evaluation by a sleep medicine specialist.
Discover Cause. Daily exercise, avoid tobacco and alcohol and search for an underlying cause such as mineral deficiencies (iron, folate, (folic acid) magnesium), venous insufficiency, or various immune deficiencies.

What can be done for restless leg syndrome?

See a doctor. There are good medications on the market to help restless leg syndrome.
Find Out Cause First. Rule out underlying causes that may can be treated such as mineral deficiencies, venous insufficiency or various immune deficiencies. Start with blood work and a venous ultrasound by a vascular surgeon. Review medication for side effects. If no underlying cause is identified, get daily exercise and cut back on smoking & drinking. Take a multi-vitamin with iron and save medication as last resort.